Imperial College London

Dr Simon Hu

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Honorary Research Fellow



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Dr Simon Hu is a Research Fellow at the Transport and Environmental Laboratory (TEL), within the Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) at Imperial College London. He has obtained BSc (2005) in Civil Engineering, holds a MSc (2007) and PhD (2011) degrees in Transport System Engineering from Imperial College London. 

His research interests lie in smart urban transport systems, traffic micro-simulation modelling, vehicle emission monitoring as well as airport air quality management. His work to date has spanned across the areas of vehicle navigation, network reliability, traffic prediction and management, bike sharing, urban freight logistics emissions, aviation and railway engineering. In the past, he has obtained funding and undertook research projects through Department for Transport, UK Natural Environmental Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, European Commission, INNOVATE UK and industry.

Simon is a member of Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Current research interests

  • Modelling and monitoring of urban air quality
  • Vehicle emission modelling
  • Traffic simulation and modelling
  • Traffic prediction and data fusion
  • Public transport (bike sharing, accessibility, personal rapid transit etc)
  • Modelling and evaluating of autonomous vehicle
  • Urban freight logistics



Tian Y, Hu W, Du B, et al., 2019, IQGA: A route selection method based on quantum genetic algorithm- toward urban traffic management under big data environment, World Wide Web-internet and Web Information Systems, Vol:22, ISSN:1386-145X, Pages:2129-2151

Yan L, Hu W, Hu S, 2019, SALA: A Self-Adaptive Learning Algorithm-Towards Efficient Dynamic Route Guidance in Urban Traffic Networks, Neural Processing Letters, Vol:50, ISSN:1370-4621, Pages:77-101

Koudis GS, Hu SJ, Majumdar A, et al., 2018, The impact of single engine taxiing on aircraft fuel consumption and pollutant emissions, Aeronautical Journal, Vol:122, ISSN:0001-9240, Pages:1967-1984

Koudis GS, Hu SJ, North RJ, et al., 2017, The impact of aircraft takeoff thrust setting on NO<inf>X</inf> emissions, Journal of Air Transport Management, Vol:65, ISSN:0969-6997, Pages:191-197

Koudis GS, Hu J, Majumdar A, et al., 2017, Airport emissions reductions from reduced thrust takeoff operations, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Vol:52, ISSN:1879-2340, Pages:15-28

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